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In a disappointing decision for Maryland consumers, Gov. Larry Hogan today vetoed legislation that would move the Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to obtain 25 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources within four years. The bill earlier passed with a veto-proof majority in both the state Senate and House, meaning the bill will come back for an override vote in early 2017
American wind power hailed the Maryland Legislature’s historic move to obtain 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources within four years, and is prepared to do its part to meet the standard if it becomes law. Both the state Senate and House have now passed SB 921, the Clean Energy Jobs Act. It now goes to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature.
In comments filed by the County with the state Public Service Commission, the County said the state should include more people in a pilot program for community-based solar programs. Community solar installations are large clusters of solar panels that provide electricity for many people, as opposed to rooftop solar, which provides power for one house or building.
Annapolis, will soon become a model of alternative energy with the installation of solar power, wind power and other energy efficient features. The Board of Public Works yesterday approved a $535,870 contract with Baltimore-based Bithenergy to evaluate, design and install park upgrades that will reduce total energy consumption by an estimated 45 percent
On pace for its best year ever, Maryland had a record-breaking 174 percent increase in new solar capacity in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time period a year ago, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and member of the Senate Finance Committee, recently joined the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce to discuss issues affecting the region’s business community
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, announced $727,500 in grants to be awarded to 15 organizations through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Grant Initiative (G3). This program was created in 2011 to encourage local jurisdictions to use “green” techniques when pursuing necessary “gray” infrastructure projects, accomplishing two goals within one project.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today toured the Washington County solar array with County Commissioners, County energy officials and private sector partners from EPG Solar. The Washington County Government eventually to aims have all the electricity consumed by county government be 100 percent green energy.
ANNAPOLIS, MD WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 19, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Maryland placed second in its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED.
Washington, D.C. - February 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus announced that Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) will serve as Caucus Co-Chairs in the 113th Congress.
Baltimore, MD - January 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler applauds today's announcement from Gov. Martin O'Malley that will result in Maryland's first large-scale poultry litter-to-energy project. Attorney General Gansler is a longtime advocate of converting litter to energy to address three issues important to all Marylanders: reducing the environmental risks posed by an industry important to our state's economy, protecting farmers and farm-related jobs and producing renewable, environmentally-friendly energy
WASHINGTON, DC - July 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today lauded Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) Lisa Jackson’s announcement that four Maryland localities would receive technical assistance under the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Local Government Green Infrastructure Initiative. The EPA, along with the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Chesapeake Bay Local Government Advisory Committee, will engage local communities to help meet Chesapeake Bay water quality targets.
Washington, DC - July 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Roscoe Bartlett said “I encourage you to sign up today to reserve your space on Monday, July 9 at the FREE community service Go Green Energy Conference at the e-ventplex and other newly renovated facilities at the Frederick Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The Go Green Conference is back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row. Beat the heat and come see more than 90 exhibitors and demonstrations! Key note addresses are between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon with expert speakers. Come enjoy the renovated facilities at the Frederick Fairgrounds that enhance your comfort and save energy year-round
Columbia, MD - March 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Howard County Housing will host the 6th annual Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia. The event is free and open to the public.
Montgomery County Awards Commercial and Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Incentives; $1.7 Million in ARRA Funds...
October 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that 43 businesses, multi-family properties and faith-based organizations are in various stages of completing energy efficiency projects using $1.7 million from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG). The recipients leveraged the incentives for $4.4 million in projects that include installing energy efficient lighting, heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Many recipients also improved insulation and implemented small improvements to encourage energy conscious behaviors. According to estimates by the grant recipients, these projects are expected to collectively save more than $800,000 annually in utility costs.